許吳漱玉 Christina Hsu
許吳漱玉除了深入研究繪畫問題, 養成獨立創作並思考之能力, 更不斷地切磋、琢磨畫面的結構及色彩、線條和筆觸。因此近幾年進步很快, 受邀北美婦女會、 紐約華僑文教中心、第一銀行畫廊、伯大尼畫室等多次聯展。去年以“向天空伸展”参加紐約上州之美術比賽, 獲得油畫類第二名佳績。另外, 今年三月以合家喜樂獲紐絡雪美協刊登存放於網路展欄看榜, 她謙稱自己很幸運, 並感謝神的恩典, 賞賜她多種才能。她現為紐約著名的藝術團體會員, 如紐絡雪美協及奧杜邦美協等, 同時也是北美洲台灣婦女會員。
許吳漱玉油畫個展 “捕捉記憶” ,在2015年的4/24 – 5/5於紐約 第一銀行畫廊舉行。她以繪畫來描述周邊的人或事、以及家庭生活的樂趣, 從主題、媒體、媒材方面到技法畫風都呈現出多元的豐富性, 配上情感豐富的畫作說明, 不但給觀眾帶來視覺與心靈的愉悅, 更有觀眾抱著她痛哭對其經歷深有所感。
Born in Ghee-Lan, Taiwan in 1945, Christina Hsu graduated from Taiwan Provincial Taichung Teachers College (today’s National Taichung University of Education) with a degree from the Department of Fine Arts. While in school, she studied drawing, color science, watercolor, and oil painting with professors Shu-Mei Chang, Chi-Chu Lin, Shang-Shi Cheng, Fuo-Ting Lu, and Fu-Ming Song. After retirement, Christina continued her art studies in New York with Mr. Stone Chi-Ying Hsieh and Professor Jason Chang. While she works in various genres including portrait, still life and landscape, portrait in oil remains her favorite.
While Christina delved herself deeply into the studies of art, she also acquired the ability to work independently. Years of tireless work on composition, color and lines have won her recognitions in local art communities. Christina has been invited to participate in numerous exhibits sponsored by organizations such as North America Taiwanese Women’s Association, Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, The Gallery of Amerasia Bank as well as Bethany’s Studio of Arts. Last year, her oil work “Stretching Out to the Sky” won the second prize from The New Rochelle Art Association Winner list from the 2014-2015 Adolph Grant Award Show ( see link: Spring 2015). In March 2015, Her painting “The Hsu Family Ensemble” was selected to be featured in the New Rochelle Art Association’s online gallery (see http://www.nraaonline.org/#gallery-iii/cjip ). Christina considers herself fortunate in winning such an award and gives thanks to God for her various talents. Now she is active in New York’s art community and is a member of various prestigious organizations including The New Rochelle Art Association (NRAA), Audubon Artists, Inc., and North America Taiwanese Women’s Association (NATWA).
Christina’s solo exhibit “Capturing Memories” was held at the Amerasia Bank Gallery in New York during April 25th – May 5th, 2015. Painting is Christina’s way of telling the stories of people and things around her, and of sharing the joy and love in her family life. This exhibit showcases her multi-faceted approach to art, whether it be the theme, medium, technique or style. Viewers were delighted by Christina’s paintings and the expressive descriptions accompanying each work; some were even moved to tears by the life stories told through her paintings.
向天空伸展 Stretching Out to the Sky 18×24 inches Oil on Canvas